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Thank You Oma Harriet

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My heart is full of gratitude that I had the opportunity to know this unique and precious woman. Oma (grandma) Harriet passed away on Friday the 3rd of August, 2012. Hella Delicious was originally her idea and she has been our best supporter and kept me going through all the rough patches since we set up the site in June of 2007.

Oma Harriet took me in with an open heart as her own daughter several years ago, and she showed me the best of what a mother can be. Her undying enthusiasm and appreciation for anything her children create is astonishing (especially given some of the atrocities I have produced). She was always the first to show support for any of my projects. The first person I ever sold one of my handmade items to was her, and it was because of her delight in my photos that I started doing recipe calendars and cards. She has provided a never-ending stream of books, articles, ideas and other tid-bits which are the backbone of this website.

Rev Kevin Annett Interview: Trauma for control and Repression

Rev Kevin Annett Interview: Trauma for control and Repression

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Sugar High: The Dark History and Nasty Methods Used to Feed Our Sweet Tooth

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Transition Town Movement

Transition Town Movement

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Germ Theory vs Cellular Theory

Germ Theory vs Cellular Theory

In 2003 when I first started writing for Healthy Options magazine in New Zealand I did a three day fast and spent a couple days at the Auckland library (some people do prayer and fasting, I do reading and fasting-heh). Now those of you who do fasts know that it is a good way to clear your mind and g ...

Selected Book List

Selected Book List

I have finally put together a list of some of my favorite reads of late. I am sure there could be a ton more books added to this list, and I will most likely make another one some day. These books have helped me to shift the way I view the world and the potential of mankind. We are very intimately i ...

Kevin Annett and Canada’s Genocide

Kevin Annett and Canada’s Genocide

We moved to Canada a couple years ago, and didn't know about much about Canada's history of colonization. I just watched the documentary Unrepentant: Kevin Annett and Canada's Genocide and I cried. The film gives details of torture and murder of children perpetrated by nuns and other Christians ...

Edible Oil Wars: Early 1900s USA

Edible Oil Wars: Early 1900s USA

Please take some time and read the full article here, it is really long and actually has two parts! I have extracted my favorite sections and it is still very long. I have left out some of the very interesting examples of traditional societies foods, as well as the history and description of how veg ...

All Hail the Legume

All Hail the Legume

Respect to the Bean I recently had a request for information about beans. I think actually it was more a request about how to cook dried beans than these sorts of facts! For details on soaking beans check out this recipe for refried beans. In the meantime let your mind be titillated with these bi ...

History & Resources – On Guerrilla Gardening

History & Resources – On Guerrilla Gardening

The 17th of April is the International Day of Peasant Struggle. On April 17 1997, after three months of protest for the defence of Mother Earth and for the cultivation of the coca leaf in Bolivia, seven indigenous peasants, including a child and its mother, were massacred. Today is the day, around ...